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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the likelihood of pregnancy with a combination of correct birth control use in addition to withdrawal?

What is the likelihood of pregnancy with a combination of correct birth control use in addition to withdrawal?

Possible: ANY time that you have vaginal intercourse, there is a chance of pregnancy! Pre-ejaculate can contain some sperm so withdrawal is not a reliable birth control. If you are using an appropriate BC, there is less chance, but it is still not 0%. Be sure to use protection- condoms and another reliable birth control method- every time, if you do not wish to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Like Russian roulette: The penis (gun) is loaded & secreting sperm continuously during intercourse. It only takes one healthy sperm getting trough to get you pregnant. If this is your BC method make plans for pregnancy, since it is likely to happen sooner or later. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get 2 withdrawal bleeds from birth control and still be pregnant? I am getting negative home pregnancy tests

Is it possible to get 2 withdrawal bleeds from birth control and still be pregnant? I am getting negative home pregnancy tests

Back to High School: One does not get pregnant on birth control. That would be extremely unusual. Why would you even spend one second wondering if you are pregnant? ...Read more

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How likely is use of birth control pills (taken at the same time each day and NEVER missed) and withdrawal to result in a pregnancy?

How likely is use of birth control pills (taken at the same time each day and NEVER missed) and withdrawal to result in a pregnancy?

3%-5%: The change of pregnancy on combination Estrogen/Progesterone birth control pills with perfect use is about 3% per year. With typical use, meaning you are not always at the same time each day and occasionally miss pills, the pregnancy rate is around 5% per year. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My birth control pill is neocn, I was on my third week of first pack and I had unprotected sex and he used the withdrawal method chances of pregnancy?

My birth control pill is neocn, I was on my third week of first pack and I had unprotected sex and he used the withdrawal method chances of pregnancy?

Low: Birth-control pills are pretty much maximally effective after two weeks of starting them. So you should be covered. Unfortunately, even at their best efficacy, any method has a failure rate. With birth-control pills it's about 1%. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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Miss my period because I change birth control. No withdrawal bleed in two weeks. Pregnancy test negative. Now having painful intercourse.

Miss my period because I change birth control. No withdrawal bleed in two weeks. Pregnancy test negative. Now having painful intercourse.

Painful sex: There can be multiple causes. Dryness is one of them. More time to foreplay increases lubrication of the vagina. You can also use water based lubricant. Also decreased estrogen in the blood increase dryness of the vagina. You can get that checked. If it is low estrogen hormone supplement can help. Another cause is vaginismus which to treat is much more difficult. You need to see an expert gyn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy on birth control?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy on birth control?

Pregnancy symptoms: Pregnancy symptoms are same in either case, overdue periods, feeling tired, nausea, vomiting etc. ...Read more

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What's the probability of a pregnancy could occur on birth control?

What's the probability of a pregnancy could occur on birth control?

Depends on the type: You don't say what kind of birth control you are using. But let's say 100 women took birth contro for a year. If they were using the iud or had their tubes tied, less than 1 a year would get pregnant. If they were using the patch, pills, vaginal ring, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot or breast feeding, between 2-9 would get pregnant. Condoms, withdrawal and barriers? Between 15-20 women. ...Read more

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How is a pregnancy test affected birth control?

How is a pregnancy test affected birth control?

It is unaffected: The pregnancy test checks for a different hormone than those contained in the birth control pill, so the result is not changed even if you are taking the pill. ...Read more

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Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

IUD: In several studies, use of an intrauterine device (iud) was associated with decreased fertility. On the other hand, in rare cases, there can be conception with an iud in place. If it remains in the uterus there might be problems during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What type of birth control prevents pregnancy the best?

Best birth control: The best birth control is use of the birth control pills. The do have side effects, and for that reason many women choose to use a form of barrier contraction. The barrier methods have a higher failure rate most likely due to couples not using them all the time! ...Read more

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Will pregnancy tests read positive when one is on birth control?

Will pregnancy tests read positive when one is on birth control?

HCG & BCP: The pregnancy test measures HCG which is produced by an implanted embryo. The test only becomes positive about 12 days after ovulation. The hormones of the bcp do not mask a pregnancy, so if you are pregnant then the pg test will be positive. It is possible that if you do not have menses on the bcp (some women do not bleed) then you may not realize that you are pregnant or when to test. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after stop taking birth control should pregnancy occur?

Soon after: It is possible to become pregnant quickly after stopping the birth control pill. If your cycle is delayed or you don't get pregnant, you should get evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can the birth control shot affect the results of a pregnancy test?

Can the birth control shot affect the results of a pregnancy test?

No: Contraceptive injections do not increase the frequency of either false positive or false negative home pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Can being on birth control give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Birth Control: You do not get pregnant usually on birth control so, why would you waste the money on a test?

But, if you were pregnant the birth control would not cause a false negative.

But, again why waste the money when you know the test will be negative. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take birth control to prevent pregnancy?

How long is it supposed to it take birth control to prevent pregnancy?

4 to 30 days: Oral contraceptives, scientifically, take 4 doses to be effective. However, I highly recommend using backup (condoms) for the entire first cycle on the pills. This helps make sure that you are taking them correctly. Also, remember, that pills don't stop stds, so use condoms as well at all times if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Side affects and false pregnancy from coming off birth control normal?

Side affects and false pregnancy from coming off birth control normal?

Clarify: Many women experience symptoms and feelings when coming off birth control, although I wouldn't call them side effects (from "not" taking a drug.) I am not clear what you mean by false pregnancy, this is not a specific or a medical term? ...Read more

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Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: Birth control pills are an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. They are, however, not 100% and they do not protect you against std's. Taking them in a continuous fashion does not make them more effective. ...Read more

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Should a pregnancy test work and be accurate if you're on birth control?

Yes: Hormonal (or non-hormonal) contraception won't interfere with detection of pregnancy by available testing methods. ...Read more

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How does the medicine in the birth control patch work to prevent pregnancy?

How does the medicine in the birth control patch work to prevent pregnancy?

4 ways: The most commonly used pills have estrogen and progestin. They thicken the cervical mucus so sperm can't swim. They slow the fallopian tubes from pushing the egg forward. They thin the lining so an egg can't implant. They stop the ovary from making an egg. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between birth control side effects and pregnancy?

How to tell the difference between birth control side effects and pregnancy?

Pregnancy moresevere: Since pregnancy causes much higher levels of estrogen and other hormones, then effects of pregnancy are more severe, such as breast tenderness and nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more